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  • Home smoke alarm requirements

    Thursday, November 05, 2020 Lauren Bunting

    Homeowners in the state of Maryland should be aware that as of Jan. 1, 2018, there were new residential smoke alarm requirements put into place, as per a bill passed by the Maryland

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  • Pandemic creates growing homeowner dissatisfaction

    Thursday, October 08, 2020 Lauren Bunting

    Information from a recent Sears Home Services survey is showing that the pandemic has prompted homeowners to reevaluate their homes.

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  • Accessory Structure helps Wor. Homeowners

    Thursday, October 01, 2020 Lauren Bunting

    In Worcester County, homeowners may utilize the zoning use called the Accessory Structure to gain additional living quarters.

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  • Housing prices increase, but appraisals lag behind

    Thursday, September 24, 2020 Lauren Bunting

    With “for sale” inventory limited in many price points, sellers may be able to ask more for their home.

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  • Housing market could be stronger

    Thursday, September 17, 2020 Lauren Bunting

    The National Association of Realtors Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, released a video report that dissects the latest homes sales numbers, talks about what could make the market even stronger, and forecasts what’s ahead

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  • OC area remains in higher demand with low inventory

    Thursday, September 03, 2020 Lauren Bunting

    At the beginning of the summer, we reported that demand has been very strong in the Ocean City market and surrounding areas since the end of April.

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  • New state legislation impacts HOA and condo associations

    Thursday, July 23, 2020 Lauren Bunting

    Below is the final summary of the 2020 legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly on items that were passed and put into legislation affecting the real estate industry as it relates to

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  • Md. legislation affects real estate industry and taxes

    Thursday, July 09, 2020 Lauren Bunting

    Below is a summary of the 2020 legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly on items that were passed and put into legislation affecting the real estate industry as it relates to affordable

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  • Appraisal of home important part of real estate process

    Thursday, June 11, 2020 Lauren Bunting

    The appraisal of a home is an important step in the real estate process, one that can certainly make or break a deal.

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  • OC housing market strong because of low interest rate

    Thursday, June 04, 2020 Lauren Bunting

    Demand has been very strong in the Ocean City market over the past month due to both being in our spring market (although somewhat postponed due to covid-19) and historically low interest rates.

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  • LWB Real Estate Report: Flood Insurance Facts

    Thursday, May 10, 2018 Lauren Bunting

    Real Estate Report:

    The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) sends a summary of coverage document to homeowners who carry flood insurance. This document provides basic information on flood policies, their coverage and explanation on flood insurance

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  • LWB Real Estate Report: 2017 Year End Figures

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Lauren Bunting

    Maryland REALTORS® released their Maryland Year End sales figures, and announced that in 2017, residential sales in Maryland climbed by 3.2 percent, or more than 2,500 homes across the state. Eighteen of Maryland's 24 jurisdictions posted gains in home

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  • LWB Real Estate Report: Importance of Home Scents

    Friday, December 01, 2017 Lauren Bunting

    Smells are an important factor when listing your home for sale, right up there with the visual presentation of a home. Top smells to check for are: garbage, pet smells, mold, body odor and tobacco.

    When

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  • Best return on investment key for remodeling

    Friday, February 06, 2015 Lauren Bunting

     

    "Remodeling” magazine issues an annual “Cost vs. Value Report” that highlights the remodeling projects that offer the best bang for your buck.

    This year’s report touted the following projects as top on the list as far as return on your investment:

    • New Entry Door: replacing your entry door with

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  • Buyer protection often comes from title insurance

    Friday, January 30, 2015 Lauren Bunting

    Most commonly used in the state of Maryland to protect a buyer and ensure that title to a property is clear and marketable in a real estate transaction is the purchase of a title insurance policy.

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  • Web site offers real estate investment starting tools

    Friday, April 11, 2014 Lauren Bunting

    Have you ever dreamed of delving into real estate investments but didn't know how to get started?

    There is an online, free resource called BiggerPockets.com that offers real estate networking and information resource platforms, created for professionals, investors, homeowners, and other aficionados. With over 150,000 members, their

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  • Home purchasing is a process

    Friday, February 07, 2014 Lauren Bunting

    So you want to buy a home, but don’t know where to begin. Many prospective homebuyers call an agent to see a property before figuring out what they really want in a home and also before the other crucial first step — getting pre-qualified.

    Buyers should sit

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  • NAR provides information on Reach program

    Friday, January 10, 2014 Lauren Bunting

    The National Association of Realtors recently released information about REach, the strategic accelerator for technology startups created and managed by the NAR's investment fund, Second Century Ventures.

    Applications to join the second-year class are being accepted

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  • Boomerang Buyers

    Friday, March 01, 2013 Lauren Bunting

    Real Estate Report: Real Estate Rebound Buyers

    There is a contingency of buyers referred to as "rebound buyers" or "boomerang buyers"--these are the people who lost homes in foreclosures or short sales during the housing bust who are striving to be homeowners again.

    It is estimated

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  • Changes Affecting Home Buyers and Sellers

    Sunday, April 01, 2012 Lauren Bunting

    Changes Affecting Home Buyers and Sellers:

    Various legislative changes and industry modifications are made throughout the year that can affect both homebuyers and sellers. Here are two of the more significant changes in 2012.

    FHA Fees Change: Effective April 1, 2012 there will be an increase to

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  • What to do with your money??

    Wednesday, February 01, 2012 Lauren Bunting

    Holding out to try and find the lowest price is not always the best strategy...

    Are your feet stuck in the sand when it comes to investing? Not sure what to do with your money in today’s economic climate? Here’s an interesting perspective on today’s financial opportunities from

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  • Move Up Buyers Stuck in Mud?

    Monday, August 01, 2011 Lauren Bunting

    Real Estate Report: "Move Up" Buyers Stuck in Mud

    Our real estate market is missing an important element these days. Many homeowners who would like to upgrade to a larger home, commonly referred to as the "move up" buyer, have to hold off making a move.

    A

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  • What is a QR code?

    Wednesday, June 01, 2011 Lauren Bunting

    Have you looked at real estate ads lately, and wondered if there was a printing error that caused a box of squiggly lines to appear??

    Well, it's no mistake. It's one of the newest mobile internet technologies using 'bar codes", or more specifically dubbed QR codes.

    A QR (Quick Response)

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  • 3 Helpful Hints to Save on Homeowners Insurance

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Lauren Bunting

    Real Estate Report: Three Helpful Hints to Save on Homeowners Insurance

    Homeowner’s insurance is a necessity if your home is mortgaged, and this type of insurance covers the structure of your home and your personal property, as

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Thank you so much for all of your hard work. We are so excited to move into the perfect house for us, and couldn’t have done it without your guidance.

Megan and Brandon Cater

My friend was right, you are the hardest working realtor, bar none. I honestly don’t think that I would have gotten through this house selling process without you. You certainly have done yeomen du...

Brenda Burbage

Lauren made first time homebuying extremely approachable, and took the time to educate me on everything involved in the process.

Amanda Hanke & Keri Swigert

Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication that made this purchase possible. You advocate for your clients and I highly regard you for it. You made it possible for me and my family to achie...

Tom Harutyunyan

Thank you so much for the very wonderful, professional job you did with selling our property. You will always be special to me.

Penny Carley

Lauren’s extensive knowledge of the local real estate market proved to be invaluable during the purchase of our first home. We were beyond impressed by her persistence, dedication and how easy she ...

Allison Shockley & Patrick Molloy

We want to say a sincere “Thank You” for all you've done for us! We know at times the road seemed never ending. Thank you for always staying positive even through our ups and downs of this process....

Mike and Patty Locke

Lauren is very easy to work with. She has helped me sell and buy homes in the area and has always been hard working and professional.

Jennifer K. Leggour


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  • Lauren Bunting Associate Broker
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